i lost my glasses today
i cant see how this could of happened
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tiny ghastly bespoke
tiny child skulduggery
tiny child ghastly
It irritates me a little bit when people try make EVERYONE in the Skulduggery Pleasant books PoC or from exotic places etc.
Don’t get me wrong, I believe representation is important, and I don’t have a problem at all with diversity, it’s great.
But I’m Irish, and there aren’t a lot of PoC in Ireland, there are only around 5 million of us, and here is the estimated percentage of race in Ireland:
I think when/if they make a movie, the majority of Irish Skulduggery Pleasant characters ought to be (not counting characters in the series who aren’t Irish, if course!) white, because that’s how it is in Ireland. If this were America, of course, there’d be a hell of a lot more people who aren’t white around!
Also, because of magic, the sorcerors are hundreds of years old, and hundreds of years ago, the numbers would have been even lower.
But still, of course there ought to be PoC cast, sticking to canon, keeping things more realistic, and talent in acting would come into play :)
our statistics wouldn’t mean anything to a huge group of people who separate themselves from the ‘mortal world’ and ‘mortal culture’ and I think you or anybody active in this fandom need to look back in the late 1500s(near skulduggery, ghastly, and china’s birthdates for starters) of what was going on in that part of the world at the time to make guesses as to what race an SP character could be(if you wanted?).
but also its not like there were never any not-white peoples living in europe? in that century? http://medievalpoc.tumblr.com/search/1500s a small example, but still! google is useful and i dont want to clutter this reblog too TOO much.
currently we are shown that many main characters are white by tom percival’s art and I assume percival had direction from Landy as to what he wanted the characters to look like, ergo Landy wants to show us he sees some of his characters as white people.
Stephanie Edgley is a modern Ireland-originating person who’s supposedly white. She’s also based on Landy’s friend who’s white, so you could see why Valkyrie is a white person on the book covers.
That’s if you want to go by his specific intention for the characters races……………………
Since you’re talking about the book versions of the characters, well for one we have Percival’s official art to go on, which we don’t really have to stick with for our own interpretations, and also our imaginations for anybody not shown in images.
And movie versions? Oh hell you know Hollywood or whatever casting director that’s hired is going to cast almost EVERYBODY as white, and ANYBODY who’s famous at the time otherwise they think nobody will watch the film unless there’s A-list stars to promote who are part of the demographic they’re selling to.
My point is there’s no reason to not interpret these characters as white if they’re hundreds of years off of the time period as modern Irish population which has, as you said, accumulated 96.4% white people
Let’s not forgot nobody necessarily has to have originated in 14th century Ireland to have learned to speak in an Irish dialect by living there for so long
whatever, screw canon if you want. do what you want. artistic expression and all that.
skulduggery pleasant speedpaint before i dive back into schoolwork
Ooh, do go on. Who plays Fairy Godmother?
i wanna say……Vasilisa
i just realized
that a cinderella au of hellboy is possible
this is what will happen if von klempt is brought back
ok this is funnier than i thought it was gonna be im sorry
those who may know me… know that I have been trying to do commissions for quite some time. For a while I could not because I lost my tablet pen.
So naturally a got another one.
And promptly lost that one.
So I just want to let the two people know- that these commissions might be a while and if need be… I’m going to do some traditional commissions to try and pay them back until I can get another pen.
I am opening traditional art commissions however, in which I can mail to your house of residence after drawing it. If you are interested in a pencil drawn commission- please let me know via ask or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
pencil drawn commissions will be ten dollars and tips are appreciated but not necessary. it is crucial that i maintain some sort of income because as of right now i am leeching off of everyone and my stress is getting very bad. i am also trying to help pay for things for my adventure to FWA. i am going to be with a friend who really needs the support at this time.
so if you could spread the word about my traditional commissions- that would be very wonderful. i will mail them out in safe conditions so they will remain non-damaged in transit.
my slots for this are unlimited- so please come as you wish. i will scan and upload the finished art in addition to mailing it.
i really appreciate this, thank you, thank you so much for your time
please please please check out my fiance’s art!!!! she’s good for her word and her art is amazing!!
it’s very hard for her to get a job right now and this is pretty much the only form of work that she can do at the moment. it would be so very much appreciated if this was spread around!!
even if you can’t afford anything right now, reblogging this post would be a big help too! i love you all so much and it would mean a lot to me if you reblogged it ; v;
this is what will happen if von klempt is brought back
A page of ‘pards for Kieran Uncia! Spots and heart noses.
(I apologize for the reupload, somehow the shading layer disappeared!)